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The 'How to' webinar series

The current health crisis means that millions of people across the UK need to rapidly transform the way we work and learn. As part of our response to COVID-19 Ufi VocTech Trust are putting on a series of expert webinars to help trainers and teachers quickly move to wholly onlne delivery. 

 

Coming up

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How To Keep Learners Engaged and Progressing in a Mixed Delivery Model

with Ian Grayling

Blended learning is becoming the 'new normal' in the FE Sector, but how do you best design learning to maximise the use of both digital interactions and face to face time?  And can you deliver both at the same time? In this webinar we will look at the possibilities for a 'mixed model' of learning delivery.

In this webinar we will cover:
-  How to create an effective plan for working in a mixed model
-  How to provide the best possible experience for learners - irrespective of where or how they are learning
-  How to keep your learners engaged and progressing 

Weds 29 July 2.30

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August 5th 10.30

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Missed the live webinars? Catch up here

How to move training online -a trainer’s quick start guide

with Mark Berthelemy 

A highly practical look at what you can do to get started with online training as quickly as possible. 

This webinar has now finished.

Access the webinar slides here. These contain links to lists of free learning tools and other resources. 

Listen to a recording of the webinar  

 

How to design learning for online delivery

with Dan Whiston  

Learning online presents different challenges from learning in the classroom. In this webinar we give a beginners’ guide to the basics of how to design for virtual learners. 

The webinar has now finished.

Access the learning design webinar slides here. These contain links to lists of free learning tools and other resources.

Listen to a recording of the webinar

 

How to choose the right tools for online delivery

with Patrick Dunn   

There is a wide range of tools available to teach remote learners – and they’re all competing for your attention. But which ones are right for you? Where do you start and what questions do you need to ask? In this webinar we cover the basics of how to make this decision and where to go to find out more.  We look at:

  • What you need to ask to identify what you need
  • Where to search for hardware and software

One hour webinar including opportunities to have your questions answered

Listen to a recording of the 9th April webinar 

Download a copy of the slides

 

How to build your learning business via social media and monetise your services

with Garry James and Kev Jones   

Using social media looks easy but how best to use it to build a business? With COVID 19 impacting all learning businesses this webinar aims to provide a beginners guide to the basics of reaching, building and maintaining your audience.  We also explain the options for monetising online delivery. We look at:

  • Quick actions that people can do to get started

Listen to a recording of the webinar

Download a copy of the resource pack to accompany the webinar

 

How to use visuals in your online learning 

with Bryan Mathers   

Ever wanted to improve how your online learning looks? Make better use of visuals to get your meaning across?

Many trainers are masters of words, know their subject back to front yet falter when it comes using visuals. 
In this webinar we’ll look at some simple lo fi tech niques for improving visuals that make the most of common hardware and software

In this webinar we will:

  • Provide some simple techniques to improve the use of visuals in online learning
  • Suggest some quick actions to get started with visuals

  • List sources for inspiration

  • Suggest further actions to take away for practice 

Listen to a recording of the webinar

Download a copy of the slides

 

How to use design thinking to improve the appeal of your learning product or service

with Kriss Baird

An introduction to design thinking and why it matters, plus how to develop and test with personas

Listen to a recording of the webinar

Download a copy of the slides

 

 

How to create accessible digital learning

with Lisa Featherstone

Digital learning resources and activities are highly flexible, widening learning to large numbers of people. But how do you ensure your learning is as accessible as it can be? How do you ensure your technology isn’t excluding certain groups?
In this webinar we give a beginners’ guide to accessibility in digital learning. 

 

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Listen to additional info on Closed Captions

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How to use games and gamification in digital learning

with Dan Whiston

In this webinar, we cover how ‘gaming’ approaches can be used in digital vocational learning. We distinguish between ‘games’ and ‘gamification’ (not the same thing!) looking at:

  • How games are used in online learning.
  • How to develop or commission a learning game.
  • How ‘gamification’ approaches can be detached from ‘pure’ games to help you engage learners.
  • A case study of a Ufi-funded VocTech Game - https://www.chomp.fun

 

Listen to a recording of the webinar

Download a copy of the slides

 

 

How to use Infographics, animations and comics in digital learning

with Dan Whiston

There’s a lot more to visual media than video! Using infographics, animations and comics in digital learning helps you engage with learners and communicate content in a rich, nuanced and powerful way. But it’s important to take control of the process, and use it for the right kinds of assets. So this workshop will focus on:

  • Deciding when to use visual media like infographics, animations and comics as part of your digital learning offering
  • Writing/storyboarding illustration-based visual assets so that designers can produce them
  • Making use of some of the resources that are out there to help you get visual assets on screen

Listen to a recording of the webinar

Download a copy of the slides

 

 

How to move to mobile

with Mark Berthelemy

In the fourth quarter of 2019, mobile devices (excluding tablets) generated 52.6 percent of global website traffic. Unless you are certain your learners will be using large screen devices then you must ensure you meet the needs of mobile users.

This means thinking about things like usability on small screens, bandwidth requirements, and how learners will access your content.

In this webinar, we will explore:

  • What mobile delivery can mean in the context of teaching & learning
  • How to provide the best possible experience for your learners
  • Tools that might help you move to mobile